Biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a whole body, hands-on healing modality that identifies restrictions in the body that block access to our system's natural ability to heal and find balance. These patterns of restriction may be physical and/or emotional, and can affect how we function in our day to day lives. BCST detects and corrects imbalances in the membranes and fluids that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord, and offers release from the tension in the connective tissues throughout the body. The work involves the practitioner "listening through their hands" to the body's subtle rhythms and any patterns of inertia, shock and/or trauma.
Physically BCST influences the central nervous system which includes the brain and spinal column, as well as the fluid that bathes it. This fluid is called the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), and it creates an ebbing and flowing (craniosacral rhythms) that is palpable under skilled hands. When there is congestion in the fluid's movement, practitioners can work to restore potency to the system. This cranial modality is effective, yet very gentle.
Emotionally, biodynamic craniosacral therapy can affect deep and primary patterns, while providing the client with resource and space to explore their emotional landscape. BCST provides a deep sense of resourcing within the client. This resourcing provides a safe container for emotional issues to resolve.
Craniosacral therapy is suitable for people of all ages including babies, children and the elderly, and can be effective in acute or chronic cases. Clients are fully clothed and resting on a massage table for the session, and there is no direct force used to bring about change.
Conditions addressed by biodynamic craniosacral therapy:
- emotional/physical trauma
- neck and back pain
- birth trauma
- accident recovery
- digestive issues
- dental trauma
- chronic illness